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Philadelphia

05/27/10 4:19am
Penn Hospice at Rittenhouse and Good Shepherd Penn Partner rehabilitation patients got a chance to get “Flyered” up just one day after Philadelphia’s ice hockey team reached the Stanley Cup finals.
05/27/10 4:00am

Pretenders lead singer and PETA protest 'McCruelty'

Chrissie Hynde will present her "I'm hating it" parody ad on campus to protest McDonald's slaughter methods.
05/14/10 12:44am

Alumni clubs offers graduates way to stay involved

Though for members of the senior class, Monday’s Commencement will mark the official end of their time at Penn, “there’s no excuse to stop involvement,” according to 2006 graduate Andrew Rosenthal, president of the Penn Alumni Club of Philadelphia.
05/13/10 7:48pm

After 14 month wait, City Tap House finally opens doors

The establishment houses 60 draft beers on tap at the bar and another 12 in the tasting lounge — reserved by customers for private parties.
04/28/10 10:06pm

Aimed at hunger reduction, public garden will open Tuesday

As part of the Triscuit Home Farming Movement, which plans to create 50 community-based home farms nationwide in 2010, the nonprofit organization Urban Farming will launch a farm next Tuesday at Woodland Presbyterian Church, located at 401 S. 42nd St.
04/27/10 3:46am
West Philadelphia has seen a growth in vegan dining at cafes, restaurants and even grocery stores — driven in part by student demand.
04/27/10 12:00am

Phila. newspapers up for auction Tuesday

Philadelphia’s two major newspapers — The Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News, along with online newspaper Philly.com — will be auctioned today in an effort to “come out of bankruptcy protection.”
04/22/10 3:29am
Philadelphia, a leader in programs for the homeless, spends $50 million in federal funding a year on shelter and rehousing programs, but homelessness remains widespread.
04/21/10 4:05am
As internet bookshelves grow, booksellers that remain standing — including giants Barnes and Noble and recently rescued Borders — find terra firma difficult to navigate.
04/19/10 4:10am

West Philadelphia High faces large changes

Located just a few blocks from campus at 47th and Walnut streets, West Philadelphia High School is causing heated debate in the community.
04/15/10 3:23am

Spruce Street to close Thursday

Portions of Spruce Street between 32nd and 40th streets will be closed between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Thursday, according to a Division of Public Safety traffic advisory e-mail.
04/14/10 8:12pm

Woman hit by bus in stable condition

A 28-year-old female was struck by a SEPTA Route 40 westbound bus at 40th and Spruce streets at about 3:45 p.m.
04/14/10 4:01am

Spruce Street westbound lane to close Wednesday

Spruce Street between 34th and 36th streets will be closed to westbound traffic from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, according to a Division of Public Safety traffic advisory e-mail.
04/14/10 3:11am
Tuesday night, the stars at the Palestra were not Zack Rosen and the Penn men’s basketball team but Jordan Burney and his teammates from the Southwest Police Athletic League Center.
04/13/10 4:51am
Starting June 4, a new farmers’ market will set up shop outside the Radian, at 3925 Walnut St. Local vendors will sell an assortment of fruits, vegetables, sustainably grown meats and freshly baked goods every Friday from noon to 2 p.m. through the end of July.
04/12/10 2:19am
Find out what happens when people stop being polite and start getting real at an open casting call for the 25th season of 'The Real World' right in Philadelphia.
04/09/10 2:39am

Center City mural will feature Penn Nursing

Nationally renowned muralist Meg Saligman’s latest project, “The Evolving Face of Nursing,” will provide a glimpse into the future of the profession, using innovative techniques to showcase how nursing has evolved.
04/05/10 10:10pm
Bobby’s Burger Palace may officially open tomorrow at noon, but the vibrant colors of the restaurant and Bobby Flay’s presence among patrons have already drawn a crowd today.
04/02/10 4:44am

Professors create revolutionary database

The city government has created a new unit called the Policy and Analysis Center to mediate relationships between city executives, a broad population of welfare researchers and members of the community.
03/31/10 12:53am
Transgender SEPTA riders and their supporters staged a drag show Tuesday afternoon in Suburban Station to protest the gender markers on SEPTA’s weekly and monthly TransPasses.